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Shift Breaks

When editing a shift, a break period can be added. Shift breaks are subtracted from the total hours for the shift. So, break time is not included in the employee weekly hours or monthly hours as shown in various Rotaville reports.

If employees are paid during their breaks then the Rotaville shift break feature should not be used. Instead, managers can just tell employees when they have a break, or break information can be included in the shift Title or Info text fields.

Shift break information is displayed next to the shift times in square brackets, e.g. [ 30m ], and shift total hours are displayed in round brackets, e.g. ( 7h30m ).


It's possible to add a shift break to a shift that is a long as the entire shift, in effect making the shift a 0-hour shift.

This is useful when you'd like to add a special shift to the rota for which the hours should not be counted, e.g. a "training" shift, or a "staff party" shift.